Trump Extended Secret Service Protection To His Adult Children, Top Officials Before Departure

Posted 43 days ago


Before he left office, former President Donald Trump ordered the Secret Service to continue protecting his children for the next six months.

“Trump issued a directive to extend post-presidency Secret Service protection to his four adult children and two of their spouses, who were not automatically entitled to receive it,” The Washington Post reported, citing “three people briefed on the plan.”

In addition to protection for his children Ivanka, Don. Jr, Eric and Tiffany, Ivanka’s husband Jared Kushner and Eric’s wife Lara will also get protection. Trump also directed the Secret Service to continue protecting three top government officials for six months: former treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, former chief of staff Mark Meadows, and former national security adviser Robert C. O’Brien, the Post reported.

Former presidents and their spouses are entitled under the Former Presidents Act of 1958 to Secret Service protection for life after they leave office. The Trumps’ son, Barron, 14, will receive protection until he turns 16.

“Trump’s 10 grandchildren will also indirectly receive protection that derives from being in close proximity to their parents, however they were not specifically mentioned in the directive,” The Daily Mail reported.

It’s not the first time an exiting president asked for further Secret Service protection. Former Presidents Bill Clinton... (Read more)